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#1 Yankees81

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:03 AM

My computer is constantly telling me that my disc space is below 200 MB on my C drive. Im not sure how that is possible. I dont have that much stuff on my computer (I think). How can I check out whats on the C drive taking up all of the space?

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:15 AM

go to my computer, right click on the c drive, click properties, and see how much space is used up....

Edited by ph7ryan, 10 May 2008 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:34 AM

it's telling me that Im using up 34.1 GB? That's a tremendous amount of GB's to use. Could something be taking up all of that space that I dont know about? How can I found this out?

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:43 AM

right click on the documents and settings folder(properties) in your C drive and see how big it is?

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:44 AM

well, you can go inside of the c drive, and hover the mouse over each folder, and see which ones have massive amounts of memory taken up...then do the same inside of that until you find out which one you need to delete some files from....also, download "advanced windows care", and run the check...it will probably speed your computer up a tad, and the very last check, it checks inside of the temporary internet files and deletes them....this is for like you tube, the video has to download to your computer somewhere, and it ends up in this hidden folder....Big name brand programs usually take up a lot of room to...like if you have photoshop CS3, that is huge....and windows by itself has a good chunk of memory usage also...after you run the check, you will probably free around 300-400 mb the first time....

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 12:36 PM

Hello Yankees81,

In My Computer, right-click on the C: drive, click Properties, then click the Disk Cleanup button in the General tab. Windows will analyze/calculate how much space it can free-up (by deleting temporary files, etc.) and then will present of list of those items. Check the items in the list for the category of files you want to delete, then click OK, and then click Yes. (NOTE: I would advise NOT compressing old files.)

If that doesn't free-up a lot of space, you can download and run either/both of the following programs to give you a graphical "picture" of all the files on your system so that you can easily see what file, or group of files, occupies so much disk space:

SequoiaView:

http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...n/sequoiaview//

WinDirStat:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/

Edited by M..., 10 May 2008 - 06:54 PM.





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